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Sources Of Strength - Jimmy Carter

Sources Of Strength

Paperback Published: 5th October 1999
ISBN: 9780812932362
Number Of Pages: 272

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Former President Jimmy Carter has won the respect and affection of millions for his long career as a humanitarian, a peacemaker, and a model of faith in action. The Sunday school classes he leads at his hometown church in Plains, Georgia, are legendary. "These weekly sessions . . . are remarkable for the ability of regular folks to walk in, grab a seat, and exchange views with the thirty-ninth president of the United States," says The New York Times. "But they are also remarkable for what Mr. Carter has to say."
For Sources of Strength, President Carter has culled fifty-two of his favorite Bible lessons--one for each week of the year--from the fifteen hundred or so he has taught over the decades. A thoughtful and inspiring book, Sources of Strength captured the heart of the country when it was published in hardcover, and became an immediate national bestseller. Now available in paperback, it can be enjoyed on its own or as the companion volume to Carter's bestselling spiritual autobiography, Living Faith. Jimmy Carter was president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He is the author of thirteen other books, including Always a Reckoning, The Virtues of Aging, and Living Faith. In 1982 he founded the Carter Center, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in Atlanta that addresses national and international issues of public policy. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, live in Plains, Georgia.

"What Carter has done and is doing as an international peacemaker is without compare in the world today. What motivates him to take up this work, with all the personal sacrifices and risks it involves, are his deep spiritual convictions." --From Irwin Abrams's speech nominating Jimmy Carter for the Nobel Peace Prize

Prefacep. v
Introduction: Why Should We Read the Bible?p. xiii
The Word Became Fleshp. 1
What It Takes to Be a Christianp. 3
A Humble Servantp. 8
Full of Grace and Truthp. 12
The Laughing Jesusp. 16
The Special Message of Jesusp. 20
His Healing Touchp. 25
Jonah and the Big Fishp. 27
No More Hidingp. 31
She Forgot Her Bucket!p. 35
Where Are You, God?p. 39
The Cost of Gracep. 43
The Good Shepherdp. 46
Who Is My Neighbor?p. 51
I Will Be with Youp. 53
Knowing and Being Knownp. 57
The Jealousy Trapp. 61
The Art of Forgivingp. 66
The Least of Thesep. 70
Who Among Us Is Superior?p. 76
What We Believep. 81
What Is Special About Christianity?p. 83
A Theology Primerp. 87
Joy in the Desertp. 91
Are the Ten Commandments Enough?p. 96
The New Message of Jesusp. 101
Christianity's Open Doorp. 105
A House with Many Buildersp. 110
Christians in the Worldp. 115
The Christian Citizenp. 117
Do We Really Believe in Human Rights?p. 121
Woman and Man, Equal Before Godp. 127
Leadership and Reformationp. 131
What Can One Person Do?p. 136
To Know and Worshipp. 139
A Message in Creationp. 141
The Mystery of Resurrectionp. 145
Ready to Worshipp. 148
Pray Without Ceasingp. 151
Letting In the Lordp. 154
God's Riches at Christ's Expensep. 159
The Source of Couragep. 161
Remembering to Be Thankfulp. 165
Unseen and Eternalp. 170
Facing Up to Sinp. 175
Forgiving Ourselvesp. 180
When the Road Is Roughp. 183
Rejected Yet Lovingp. 185
Facing the Futurep. 189
We Underestimate Ourselves, and Othersp. 193
Our Favorite Disciplep. 198
The Span of Lifep. 201
God's Callp. 207
Running the Racep. 209
Responding to God's Callp. 214
Riding Freelyp. 218
The Unfaithfulp. 222
The Lord Looks at the Heartp. 226
Real Wealthp. 230
If We Have Faith, Let's Show It!p. 234
Take a Chancep. 238
Index of Scriptural Referencesp. 243
Indexp. 246
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ISBN: 9780812932362
ISBN-10: 0812932366
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th October 1999
Publisher: TIMES BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1